Monthly Archives: November 2013

Common Myths and Misconceptions about Parkinson’s

Parkinson’s disease is a progressive, neurological disease that mainly affects those in the elderly community. Around 1 in 500 people develop Parkinson’s disease and there is no way to prevent or cure it. Most people know very little about Parkinson’s … Continue reading

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Norovirus: What Seniors and Family Caregivers Should Know

Norovirus is more commonly known as the stomach flu and it can be very dangerous for seniors. Many people write this virus off as a minor illness that only consists of a few days of having an upset stomach, but … Continue reading

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Common Problems of Ageing Feet

As we age the feet become more prone to problems because the skin begins to thin out and lose its elasticity. These problems can be very painful and uncomfortable but it is possible to treat or prevent them so that … Continue reading

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Soft Food Ideas for the Elderly

Many seniors have to begin a soft food diet after a mouth, jaw or gastrointestinal tract surgery or following a stroke, but that does not necessarily mean that they have to sacrifice flavor or variety. Many people believe that soft … Continue reading

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The Basics of a Healthy Diabetes Diet

Maintaining a healthy diet can be very important for those with diabetes but there is no specific diet that is designated as a diabetes diet so it can be difficult to know what diet to follow. Following some basic tips … Continue reading

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Health Risks of Caffeine for Seniors

In our last article we discussed the health benefits of caffeine for seniors, but seniors should be aware that there are risks associated with caffeine consumption as well. Ignoring the risks associated with caffeine can be very problematic so it … Continue reading

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Health Benefits of Caffeine for Seniors

Caffeine can be found in many things naturally and is increasingly being added to other items on the market today so it is important to be aware of the effects of caffeine on seniors. Caffeine can be both good and … Continue reading

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Wheelchair Safety Tips for Seniors

Wheelchairs can be very useful for seniors with mobility problems, but they are only useful if they are safe. Using an unsafe wheelchair can do more harm than good so it is important for seniors and family caregivers to follow … Continue reading

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